Ismini Nakouti

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AIMS This study was conducted to investigate the application of 2,2'-dipyridyl as a new approach to isolating siderophore-producing actinobacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS Isolation of actinobacteria from soil was conducted by a soil dilution plate technique using starch-casein agar. Iron starvation was fostered by the incorporation of the iron chelator(More)
The study describes the use of the chelating agent 2,2'-dipyridyl in conjunction with lysine to increase the production of the siderophore desferrioxamine E by a previously described actinobacterium 23F. Desferrioxamine E is a type of siderophore known to be produced by Streptomycete species. Lysine is a precursor of the siderophore and its presence in the(More)
A streptomycete that had the ability to avidly sequester iron via siderophores was previously isolated from environmental soil samples. The chelating agent expressed by this organism is confirmed by HPLC as desferrioxamine E. Although the traditional chromo azuerol sulphate (CAS) assay for detection of siderophores is based upon the chelation of iron we(More)
This study demonstrates an electromagnetic wave-based sensor embedded within a fluidic cell for the purposes of quantifying Pseudomonas aeruginosa in real time, which implies it could be applied for provision of point-of-care diagnostics. The sensors operates through the interaction of the electromagnetic field with the analyte flowing through the fluidic(More)
Stress, caused by exposure to microwaves (2.45 GHz) at constant temperature (37 ± 0.5°C), alters the growth profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. In the absence of microwave treatment a simple, highly reproducible growth curve was observed over 24 h or more. Microwave treatment caused no reduction in growth during the first 6 h, but at a later stage (>12(More)
AIM To validate a combined disc method along with resazurin chromogenic agar for early screening and differentiation of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, metallo-β-lactamase and OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS AND RESULTS The combined disc test comprising of meropenem alone and with EDTA, phenylboronic acid or both EDTA and(More)
Dissemination of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae mediated by AmpC β-lactamase, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) is clinically significant. A simple and relatively quick method for the detection of these resistance phenotypes would greatly improve chemotherapeutic recommendation. This technology would provide(More)
Monitoring of all critical process parameters in bioprocess engineering is essential. Sensors have been previously developed for specific parameters such as on-line temperature, pH or stirring control and data logging. However, biomass monitoring needs further development. All current non-invasive technology, such as Near Infra-Red, is limited on biomass(More)
A promising means of rapid screening of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL), AmpC β-lactamase, and co-production of ESBL and AmpC that combines resazurin chromogenic agar (RCA) with a combined disc method is here reported. Cefpodoxime (CPD) discs with and without clavulanic acid (CA), cloxacillin (CX) and CA+CX were evaluated against 86 molecularly(More)
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